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Narrative and Culture.

This wonderful collection is an attempt to explore the meanings of narrative and culture. The editors recognize that these abstract nouns are suspect, mysterious, devious. The collection is, as Carlisle suggests in her introduction, a kind of narrative itself, divided into three parts: "The Culture of the Canon," "The Narrative Eye" ("I"), and "Cultural Reconstructions and Revisions." Especially nortworthy are essays by Schwarz on Wallace Stevens, Rowe on "the rhetoric of television," and Morrison on "Narrative in the Plague Years" (on AIDS). [Irving Malin]
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Author:Malin, Irving
Publication:The Review of Contemporary Fiction
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Sep 22, 1994
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